My blog is skyrocketing!

31 Jul, 2014 at 21:59 | Posted in Varia | 2 Comments

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Tired of the idea of an infallible mainstream neoclassical economics and its perpetuation of spoon-fed orthodoxy, yours truly launched this blog in March 2011. The number of visitors has increased steadily, and now, three and a half years later, with almost 125 000 views per month, I have to admit of still being — given the somewhat wonkish character of the blog, with posts mostly on economic theory, statistics, econometrics, theory of science and methodology — rather gobsmacked that so many are interested and take their time to read the often rather geeky stuff on this blog.

In the 21st century the blogosphere has without any doubts become one of the greatest channels for dispersing new knowledge and information. images-4As a blogger I can specia-lize in those particular topics an economist and critical realist professor of social science happens to have both deep knowledge of and interest in. That, of course, also means — in the modern long tail world — being able to target a segment of readers with much narrower and specialized interests than newspapers and magazines as a rule could aim for — and still attract quite a lot of readers.

2 Comments

  1. You’ve played an important role in educating this U Chicago MBA. I now respond to fund raising requests from the Booth School with, “I don’t make donations to religious institutions.”

  2. If I can add a factor that added at least one reader to your blog’s regulars, neoclassicals’ crowing about “Economics as the imperial science” is really quite justified in terms of its influence in other fields. So, what you write about in this blog is intellectually comforting to many people besides of those who “do” economics, people who’d otherwise tended to feel quite alone. Many happy returns of course.


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